Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has urged youths in Rumphi to join the Raiply Volleyball Bonanza if they are to promote the sports using skills gained from a recent week-long coaching course.
Regional sports development officer for the North, Georgina Msowoya, said this at Bolero, Rumphi on Sunday when she launched Nkhamanga Sports Association and closed a week-long volleyball basic coaching course.
Msowoya said it is only by joining competitions such as the recently launched Raiply Volleyball League and sharing knowledge with others that the sport can grow.
Said Msowoya: â€œIt was sad that you guys played volleyball without knowing the basics. Now that you have the knowledge, go out and promote the game through joining the Raiply League that has just been introduced.â€
Chairperson of the Nkhamanga Sports Association, Briton Nyirenda, thanked sports council for funding the course, saying it will enhance their knowledge of the sport.
Nyirenda observed that the knowledge acquired will increase volleyball competition in the district.
â€œNow that you have brought us volleyball, we appeal to your office to bring another sport because we are backward in many sports disciplines,â€ said Nyirernda.
The youth were drilled by the general secretary of the Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM), Jairo Nkhoma.
Raiply chief executive officer Thomas Oomens last week pledged to pump in K320 000 (about $1 280) for the promotion of volleyball in the Northern Region. The league will run a bonanza from September 29-30.Â